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New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Scincoides » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:00 pm

A few months ago, i decided to pick up some fire skinks. Nine to be exact. Im finally getting some solid weight on them and starting to see the males chasing the females. These things are so cool. I will hopefully have some time to get individual pics later this week, but until then heres two cool feeding pictures.
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Richard.C » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:24 am

Cool looking skinks,valley

Looking forward to seeing more pics
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby mark_w » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:04 am

I love fire skinks. I used to keep them and had fertile eggs a few times but always managed to balls up the incubation. I have been thinking of getting some more. Good luck with them, they are really good fun.

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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby BlueTonguesOfSA » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:00 am

I had a pair of them a few years ago, some of the coolest reptiles i've ever had. Some can be quite squirmish and bitey, but most are relaxed and tolerant of handling.
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Toria Dawn » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:22 pm

These are so beautiful.
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Dakota » Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:34 pm

If only they got the size of BTS, I'd be all over them! :lol:

Wonderful specimen, Austin.
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Richard.C » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:44 pm

The smaller types make great display animals,also easier to house being smaller ,u could keep a good colony in what you would use to house a single bluey,and they dont trash a cage as much

Valley,theres a member on here with a rhread on these guys and how they have set them up the eggs incubate in the cage substrate and hatch out fine
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby BlueTonguesOfSA » Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:49 pm

I wonder if you'd have to be concerned with the parents consuming the babies.

I'll look for the thread, too.
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Scincoides » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:34 pm

I remember that thread, I posted a short little "how to" guide on breeding them. I have a friend who used to produce all the captive bred babies that were available a few years ago
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12.28.12 Northerns
4.6.2 Kei Island
12.6.2 Meraukes
3.4.8 Irian Jayas
2.5.3 Easterns
1.2 Halmahera
1.1 Indonesian
2.3 Tanimbar
0.0.1 Blotched
1.0 Egernia Striolata
1.1 Egernia Cunninghami
1.1 Egernia C. Krefti
1.2 Bellatorias frerei
1.1 H. Gerrardii

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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Ophidiophile » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:01 pm

Beautiful! Have mulled over getting fire skinks many times and had the opportunity to do so but have never taken the plunge. If you post lots of pictures, I can live vicariously through you and will never have to get them!
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Floof » Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:24 pm

Gorgeous!! Congratulations on the new project and pets. It's wonderful seeing more people work toward captive breeding these guys. I love my pair, and can't wait to add a couple more down the road.

BlueTonguesOfSA wrote:I wonder if you'd have to be concerned with the parents consuming the babies.

I'll look for the thread, too.


The thread in question was mine... I haven't seen any aggression/predation behavior in the adults, but I've only had 2 clutches hatch so far. Only time will tell if that changes, but I have high hopes. I do dig through and pull all the babies as soon as I see signs that they've hatched, so they aren't exposed to the adults for long. :)
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby StaceyLeigh » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:06 am

Beautiful :love:
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby drskipjack » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:02 pm

Are you keeping them together? Don't males fight? Or can you sex them?
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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Scincoides » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:04 pm

I kept the group together which turned out to be the easiest way to sex them. Seperate the ones that try to kill each other over a week or so. Sell the spare males. It worked great.
Austin & Danielle
12.28.12 Northerns
4.6.2 Kei Island
12.6.2 Meraukes
3.4.8 Irian Jayas
2.5.3 Easterns
1.2 Halmahera
1.1 Indonesian
2.3 Tanimbar
0.0.1 Blotched
1.0 Egernia Striolata
1.1 Egernia Cunninghami
1.1 Egernia C. Krefti
1.2 Bellatorias frerei
1.1 H. Gerrardii

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Re: New Group of Fire Skinks

Postby Thr1ceup0natime » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:56 pm

If you ever do breed them, please keep me in mind! Very interested:-)

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